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influences of genetic, environment and socio economic factors on the development of the individual

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  • Submitted: 23/03/2009
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Lifespan Development

Assignment describing the influences of genetic, environment and socio economic factors on the development of the individual.

There are lots of factors that can influence development, for good and bad.

The environment around us can affect our development. So can socio economic factors. Genetic factors can influence development also.

I will be exploring these in my essay.

Each individual will be affected differently by influences on development. Some will be affected more, some will be affected less.

Genetics

Down's Syndrome

Down's syndrome affects one in 1,000 babies born.

Down's syndrome occurs when there is one extra chromosome present in the gene makeup.

Down's syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder, and one of the most common causes of learning difficulties.

Some are more severely affected than others.

It is not known why Down's syndrome happens.

Women born with Down's syndrome will generally have a shorter lifespan then men. (This is the opposite to people not born with Down's syndrome)

There is no cure for Down's syndrome but a range of support and treatment is available to improve the quality of their life.

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